Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Crash On I15 South Of Fort Hall

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Idaho State Police
District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 2
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
(208) 239-9800 FAX: (208) 239-9885

For Immediate Release: 08/01/2018 12:45 p.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 9:58 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a three-vehicle crash northbound on I15 at mile marker 77.9, south of Fort Hall.

Armando B. Navarrete Benavides, 68, of Ozark, AL, was driving northbound on I15 in a semi-truck pulling a trailer when a tire blew on the semi-truck. Navarrete Benavides drove into the median, crossed the southbound lanes of travel, and drove through a fence. The semi-truck came to rest in a field on the west side of I15.

Mark O. Butler, 56, of Shelley, ID, was driving southbound on I15 in a 2002 Honda Accord. Butler swerved to avoid the semi-truck and was struck by a 2004 Toyota Land Cruiser. The Toyota was driven by Sharon M. Jessen, 67, of Spokane, WA.

All drivers were wearing seatbelts. Traffic slowed due to emergency vehicles. There was no lane blockage.
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